How I Save 50-70% on Lean Ground Beef


Lean ground beef is so expensive these days. Even on sale I find it difficult to get 93% lean for less than $3.99 a lb and normally it is $4.99 a pound or more. My I often see much fattier beef for considerably less. In fact, my local ethnic markets has in on sale once a month or so for as low at $1.09 a lb. But the problem is that this is so fatty. Sure you can drain it, {Read More}

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6 Tips on How to Save Money on Food

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Sometimes the hardest place to try and save money is the grocery store (but you are going to find out how it just might be the easiest!).  Prices keep going up and as your family grows up, they tend to eat more.  What’s a mom to do?  Here are 6 fantastic ways to save money at the grocery store that don’t require too much effort.  You will get the grocery budget down before you know it! Here are 6 Tips {Read More}

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Spring Cleaning Checklist (Free Printable)


Who’s ready to do some Spring Cleaning?? If it were up to me.. I would rather someone ELSE might do mine.  But that’s not going to happen, so how about a Spring Cleaning Checklist to help out? Better than nothin’ (as a note this is from my site when we used to be Thrifty Wifey, so it still has that logo on it.) Don’t forget you can also print out our Monthly Cleaning Schedule, too. There are also some interesting {Read More}

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Take the Frustration Out of Bill Paying


Bad News- having to sit down with your checkbook or at your computer and pay bills (but paying bills is something we have to do every month every month whether we like it or not). Good news-   there is a method to this that can make the job a little easier for you, and it will save you some time when tax season rolls around. 1. Keep all your bills on a spreadsheet, calendar or in a notebook. You will {Read More}

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5 Ideas to Make Your Paycheck Last Longer


If you are like many families, you count the days until you get paid again. It really isn’t that hard to make your paycheck stretch the whole two weeks, you just need to make a few small adjustments. Here are 5 ways to save money and hang on to your hard-earned cash a little longer every month and not feel the pinch! 1) Bump up your take-home pay. Have you started a family in the last few years? If it has {Read More}

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Stocking Your Holiday Pantry Like a Pro!

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It’s getting that time again! The holidays are on their way. Anymore I keep things pretty simple, but there was a time when I would already be mapping out Thanksgiving dinner 2 months early. The holidays often bring late nights, visitors, and family time spent around the fireplace. Keeping a well-stocked holiday pantry can keep you safe and comfortable indoors while the temperatures drop outdoors. Keep these items on hand to make the holidays go smoothly. Baking Goods Who doesn’t {Read More}

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